- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

Chase Utley hit a tying, RBI single off Boone Logan before Howard drove one out to left-center for his fifth career walk-off homer.

Closer La Troy Hawkins (2-1) got the first out in the ninth before Tony Gwynn Jr. reached on second baseman D.J. LeMahieu’s throwing error. Ben Revere followed with a single to right. Jimmy Rollins then hit a foul pop that Troy Tulowitzki, a two-time Gold Glove winning shortstop, dropped for an error. But Hawkins retired Rollins on a liner to left. Logan entered and allowed Utley’s line-drive single to right that scored Gwynn.

Howard then connected on a 2-2 pitch for his ninth homer.

Jonathan Papelbon (1-1) tossed a perfect ninth for the win.


MILWAUKEE (AP) - Yovani Gallardo earned a victory with his arm a day after getting a win with his bat, and Milwaukee overcame two home runs by Nelson Cruz to beat Baltimore in the interleague matchup.

Ryan Braun hit an early two-run double and Khris Davis added a three-run homer in the eighth.

Cruz hit two solo shots and leads the majors with 19 home runs.

On Tuesday night, Gallardo delivered a game-winning RBI double as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning.

Back on the mound, Gallardo (3-3) gave up three runs on four hits and five walks in 6 2-3 innings. He also went 1 for 2 at the plate.

Braun’s double in the second inning helped the Brewers build a 4-1 lead against Bud Norris (3-5).


PHOENIX (AP) - Chase Anderson became the first Arizona pitcher to win his first three career starts and the Diamondbacks set a first-inning franchise scoring record with eight runs on eight hits.

Rookie Tommy Medica fell a single shy of becoming the first Padre to hit for the cycle.

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